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  Alumnae Updates!  
  MSM News!
Career Day 2016
THANK YOU to the 37 alumnae who shared their professional expertise
and experience with our students!

Broadcasting/Public Relations/Print Media
Jessica Pipkin Duff ’02 ~ former reporter/THV11; currently Sr. Acct. Exec./Team SI
Meredith Miller ’11 ~ Assignment Reporter & Anchor/KAIT Region 8 News 
Suzy Barthol ’89 ~ Human Resources/State of Arkansas
Linda Flynn Broaddrick '84 ~ Interior Designer and Owner/LLB Interiors, Inc.
Susan Priddy Edwards ’95 ~ Corporate Communications/Simmons Bank
Katherine Gentry ’09 ~ Commercial Real Estate/ Hathaway Group
Lissa Madigan ’75 ~ retired nurse & psychotherapist/ACH, AR Cardiology & ARORA
Joan Eichler Simon ’86 ~ School Psychology Professor/University of Central Arkansas
Margaret Marchese Srygley ’72 ~ Clinical Therapist/Behavioral Health Services of Arkansas
Ann Bailey Bain ’72 ~ Academic Dean and Professor/UALR
Dr. Kathleen Roy Condray ’90 ~ Associate Professor, German/UofA Fayetteville
Dr. Laura Davidson Stanley ’77 ~ Teach future physicians/UAMS College of Medicine
Shenandoah Strojek ’06 ~ Social Studies Teacher/AR School for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Maria Chudy Swicegood ’81 ~ Education Administration/AR Department of Career Education
Claire McKinney ’06 ~ Traffic Engineer/Garver Engineering
Robin Rainey Gann ’95 ~ Certified Financial Planner/Ameriprise Financial
Sydney O'Quin Gilbert '00 ~ Associate VP/Investment Officer/The O'Quin Group
Jacqueline Wagner Kaufman ’84 ~ CFO/Christ the King Catholic Church
Cathy Hastings Owen ’76 ~ Chairman/Eagle Bank
Ann Fink Aday '02 ~ RN
Sharon Waters Aureli '81 ~ RN, MSN/Baptist Health
Donna Kongphengta Barron ’99 ~ Physician Assistant/Arkansas Specialty Orthopedics
Pam LaBorde '81 ~ Clinical Nurse Specialist, Advanced Practice Nurse/UAMS
Jessica Matheny '08 ~ RN/Arkansas Children's Hospital
Sara Schneider ’08 ~ Pharmacy Student/UAMS, Kroger
Information Technology
Kristy Wagner Eanes ’88 ~ Director of Information Technology/Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
Meredith McIlroy Zachritz ’89 ~ Director, Software Product Management/Journyx
Katherine Kinser ’72 ~ Attorney/Kinser & Bates
Lindsey Mitcham Lorence ’89 ~ Assistant United States Attorney/US Attorney’s Office
Tracy Shollmier Abston ’89 ~ Marketing, New Bus. Dev./The Centers for Youth and Families
Dayna Crawford ’79 ~ Retail Store Manager/J. Jill
Wren Ward ’04 ~ Corporate Recruiter, Marketing/Garver Engineering
Angela Duran ’86 ~ Consultant/Self-Employed
Marleen Oberste New ’76 ~ Non-Profit Fundraising, Partnership Development/Heifer Intl. 
Occupational Therapy/ Speech Therapy
Kimberly Switlik Barsell ’93 ~ Occupational Therapist/Cornerstone Healthcare Group
Pam Matthews Handloser ’84 ~ Occupational Therapist/UAMS
Rachel Curtis Pipkin ’05 ~ Occupational Therapist/Incite Rehab
Sarah Meier Wherry ’97 ~ Speech Therapist/Delta Rehab
Congratulations to Marilyn Lenggenhager '73 and Alice Worley Jones '73
on 25 years in Catholic schools!

Cameryn Miller '08 and Barbara Lagasse Day '05 have joined the MSM Faculty and Staff for the 2015-2016 school year!  Cameryn will be working with the Guidance Department and the Guided Study Program and Barbara will be the Main Office Administrator.  Welcome home ladies!

In the News!

Bailey Newcomb Faulkner '99 in Inviting Arkansas!

By Kim Meyer-Webb  |  Photography by Sara Reeves | Bailey’s hair by Lauren Miller with Fringe Benefits Salon
Bailey’s makeup by Augusta Andrews with B.Barnett | Clothing & accessories for Bailey & Sydney Faulkner provided by Terri Shotts, fashion stylist & personal shopper with Dillard’s Park Plaza
Shot on location at the home of Sharon & Johnny Bale

As the Capital City’s resident “Santa’s helper,” Robert Newcomb shares the magic and joy of each holiday season with countless Arkansans. His tenure of more than two decades in this role includes appearances with nearly every organization around town that supports child welfare – from Arkansas Children’s Hospital to Women & Children First and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas – and his authentic kindness leaves a lasting impression. This generosity resonates throughout the year and with all the Newcombs – it’s truly a family affair. Friend and ACH patron Sharon Bale attests, “A favorite quote of mine is from Dickens, ‘I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to live it all the year.’ This depicts their family’s spirit.” She continues, “They make life about others – whether sharing love and joy with the hospitalized children, campers or just in everyday life. The spirit of Christmas is in their every breath.”

This emphasis on civic responsibility inspired his daughter’s commitment to Ozark Mission Project. “It was always very important to my parents that I understood Christmas wasn’t about getting but about giving,” explains his daughter Bailey. Each year, their family would share Christmas with another family – delivering gifts and food to a single mother on Christmas Eve. Bailey remembers one in particular, “I’ll never forget the look on her face; it put the spirit of giving into real life.” As executive director of Ozark Mission Project, Bailey cultivates courageous and compassionate service with youth across the state. “As I watch our campers develop life skills in leadership, independence and volunteerism, I know the future of Arkansas is in good hands.” Ozark Mission Project offers its campers a combination of traditional activities and neighborhood revitalization projects that encourage fellowship, workmanship and worship.

Emulating her mother’s career as executive director of March of Dimes and later Stephens YWCA, Bailey says her heart for nonprofit organizations and her own experience as a camper piqued her interest in Ozark Mission Project – that, and a “God wink,” Bailey notes with a smile. Bailey’s mother Nancy adds, “Throughout the years, Robert and I devoted our time and energy to helping others, both professionally and as stewards of the community. It’s these values that we’re proud to see in our daughter and her family.”

After the birth of their daughter Sydney, Bailey and her husband Will turned to the Cord Blood Bank of Arkansas with a potential donation and celebrated Sydney’s first birthday as an opportunity to improve the community. “Friends and family contributed to a local charity, Mamie’s Poppy Plates, instead of bringing gifts,” Bailey explains. They continue to nurture her civic awareness as Sydney participates in church and camp activities. “It’s important for her to experience that everyone can make a difference, regardless of age.”

When asked about her father’s philosophy toward portraying such a beloved character, Bailey laughs. “I know he’s my daddy, but he’s just being himself.” And the gift is two-fold. “The young children and families I meet at Children’s Hospital inspire me,” Robert notes. He’s been through some recent surgeries coupled with chemotherapy and says, “Those faces and winning attitudes offer strength to fight through my own treatments.”

An attorney by trade, Robert’s pragmatic business sense combines with magical wonderment that makes an encounter with this elf of sorts so special. With a spirited approach to year-round generosity, he keeps candy canes in his pocket and goodwill in his heart to share. “It’s about the simple act of kindness,” according to Bailey. 

Heidi Hubbard Stephens '97

Dr. Kate McCarthy '98

Gretchen Hall '97 in Soiree!

Jacquelyn Compton Pittman '98 in the September issue of Savvy!

Q&A with Jeannette Balleza Collins '96 in Arkansas Business!

Linda Hicks Green '77
- one of Little Rock's Best Real Estate Agents!

Gretchen Hall '97
in Arkansas Business!

Melissa McDowell '11 has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship by the PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board). The PCAOB is a quasi-governmental body that regulates auditors of public companies.  Melissa graduated in May 2015 with an Accounting degree at the University of Central Arkansas, and is continuing in UCA's Masters in Accountancy program.  She is a graduate assistant in the accounting department.  Follow this link to read more - Congratulations Melissa, Must Be a Mount Girl!!

Laura Russell '13, competed in the Miss Arkansas Pageant this summer as Miss North Little Rock!  Her platform was 
Empowering Women Today and Tomorrow and her talent was Ballet en Pointe.  

Paula Halter Dempsy '72 featured in the May issue of AY Magazine!


Stephanie Remsing '10 was featured in the June issue of Inviting Arkansas!


Engagements and Weddings:

Adrianna Alley Sapra '07

Meredith Morgan Kaffenberger '03

Lauren Lavender  Pacheco '08

Layne Baxter Cook '04

Sally Shiver Clowers '08

Megan Harper Baker '04

Brigid DeCoursey Bondoc '01

Clare Selig Coates '05

Karen Lee '02

Madeline Cranford Pitcock '10
June 20, 2015

Mackenzie Tanner George '07
​​June 6, 2015
Allison Grace Hoffman Andrade '02
​June 6, 2015

Annette Toomer Kutilek '07

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